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Tuesday, April 3, 2001

In the Tank

In the Tank

Native corp. profits shoot up
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Native regional corporations saw their revenues grow by 250 percent over the past decade, a new report says.

Business Profile
Title and firm: Mike Knightlinger, skipper and owner, Klingers Charters.

Briefly

Native corp. profits shoot up
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Native regional corporations saw their revenues grow by 250 percent over the past decade, a new report says.

On the Move

On the Move

Business Profile
Title and firm: Mike Knightlinger, skipper and owner, Klingers Charters.

N.Y. buyer may give fish processor new life
ANCHORAGE A New York investment firm has agreed to buy a 51 percent interest in a struggling South Anchorage fish processing factory, Alaska Seafood International says.

Briefly

N.Y. buyer may give fish processor new life
ANCHORAGE A New York investment firm has agreed to buy a 51 percent interest in a struggling South Anchorage fish processing factory, Alaska Seafood International says.

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Guide loses appeal over plane forfeit
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has shot down a hunting guide's argument that forfeiting a plane and losing his guiding license for a decade was too harsh a penalty for his game offenses.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

More junkers than funding
Juneau's junk car roundup managed to herd together 754 heaps and to barge them away in March. And the Juneau Assembly at its Monday night meeting extended the program for at least one weekend.

Legislature 2001: House pitches rewrite of exit exam
A House committee is pushing a new version of a bill to delay the high school competency exam - a rewrite supporters say closes some loopholes. But critics say the new version unfairly penalizes kids with learning disabilities.

Legislature 2001: Senate OKs legislation to block pipeline along northern route
The state Senate approved a bill Monday that would prevent a gas pipeline from being built along a route that mostly bypasses Alaska.

House considers increase in tax on alcohol
A bill boosting state alcohol excise taxes - and giving municipalities the ability to match it - was introduced in the state House on Friday by Rep. Lisa Murkowski, an Anchorage Republican.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Plan to diagnose fetal alcohol problems may help prevent crime
It's easy to accept that alcohol can fuel drunk drivers, but harder to accept that alcohol in expectant mothers can create felons.

Briefly

Guide loses appeal over plane forfeit
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has shot down a hunting guide's argument that forfeiting a plane and losing his guiding license for a decade was too harsh a penalty for his game offenses.

Correction

City ponders water taxi, underpasses
In 20 years, Juneau drivers headed to town could park in Douglas and take a water taxi across Gastineau Channel, easing congestion in the downtown area.

City asks feds for funds to study second crossing
The Juneau Assembly on Monday recommended that Congress reallocate funding to look into a second crossing over Gastineau Channel.

Briefly

Legislature 2001: House pitches rewrite of exit exam
A House committee is pushing a new version of a bill to delay the high school competency exam - a rewrite supporters say closes some loopholes. But critics say the new version unfairly penalizes kids with learning disabilities.

Bill lets Capitol staff work on changes to state constitution
Alaska legislators and their staff could use state resources to support or oppose ballot questions that are constitutional amendments under a bill that passed the Senate last week.

More junkers than funding
Juneau's junk car roundup managed to herd together 754 heaps and to barge them away in March. And the Juneau Assembly at its Monday night meeting extended the program for at least one weekend.

Bill lets Capitol staff work on changes to state constitution
Alaska legislators and their staff could use state resources to support or oppose ballot questions that are constitutional amendments under a bill that passed the Senate last week.

City asks feds for funds to study second crossing
The Juneau Assembly on Monday recommended that Congress reallocate funding to look into a second crossing over Gastineau Channel.

Briefly

Correction

City ponders water taxi, underpasses
In 20 years, Juneau drivers headed to town could park in Douglas and take a water taxi across Gastineau Channel, easing congestion in the downtown area.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Plan to diagnose fetal alcohol problems may help prevent crime
It's easy to accept that alcohol can fuel drunk drivers, but harder to accept that alcohol in expectant mothers can create felons.

Bering Sea boat missing, 15 on board
ANCHORAGE - A fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea early today, and two bodies were later spotted in the area, the Coast Guard said.

House considers increase in tax on alcohol
A bill boosting state alcohol excise taxes - and giving municipalities the ability to match it - was introduced in the state House on Friday by Rep. Lisa Murkowski, an Anchorage Republican.

Legislature 2001: Senate OKs legislation to block pipeline along northern route
The state Senate approved a bill Monday that would prevent a gas pipeline from being built along a route that mostly bypasses Alaska.

Briefly

Bering Sea boat missing, 15 on board
ANCHORAGE - A fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea early today, and two bodies were later spotted in the area, the Coast Guard said.

More than one problem
To all employees of the state of Alaska who have been victimized by bully supervisors and workplace perverts: The Republican majority in the Legislature has declared through House Concurrent Resolution 7 that April is to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual harassment in the workplace is, of course, a form of sexual assault.

What is a hate crime, anyway?
When I first heard about the paintball attacks that took place on Jan. 14 against Alaska Natives in An

Next stop The Hague
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: Former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic is behind bars at last, though not yet in the tank that he deserves. There are standing reservations for him in The Hague, where an international tribunal has indicted him for war crimes in the Balkans.

Next stop The Hague
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: Former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic is behind bars at last, though not yet in the tank that he deserves. There are standing reservations for him in The Hague, where an international tribunal has indicted him for war crimes in the Balkans.

Prescription fairness
We are writing to alert the community to an important proposal in the Alaska Legislature. SB 15, the Prescription Fairness Act, would require health insurance plans that cover prescription preventive drugs to cover prescription contraceptives.

Strong vote in Senate
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Senate's 59-to-41 vote in favor of campaign finance reform this week brought an impressive two weeks of debate to a remarkable close. The two weeks were a reminder of what the Senate can accomplish when the members choose - and are allowed by the leadership - to legislate rather than posture. Such events have become the exception in recent years.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Don't tolerate bullying
Kudos to Bill Thompson for his column (Empire, March 29), "School prevention plans are a bully idea."

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Providing a consistent view of history
Sunday's articles by Eric Fry about social studies textbooks in the schools were excellent. I really enjoyed them. They did a good job of presenting both sides of the issue. However, since I am from the "old school," I don't understand why we are so reluctant to expect kids to read more outside the classroom.

More than one problem
To all employees of the state of Alaska who have been victimized by bully supervisors and workplace perverts: The Republican majority in the Legislature has declared through House Concurrent Resolution 7 that April is to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual harassment in the workplace is, of course, a form of sexual assault.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaskans have few illusions about the oil industry. Many of us have seen, up close and personal, the operations of the North Slope oil fields and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. We can testify to the gains made through years of continuing refinements in drilling and processing technologies, resulting in smaller well pads and overall consolidation of industry's "footprint" in the wild, often inhospitable, tundra.

Providing a consistent view of history
Sunday's articles by Eric Fry about social studies textbooks in the schools were excellent. I really enjoyed them. They did a good job of presenting both sides of the issue. However, since I am from the "old school," I don't understand why we are so reluctant to expect kids to read more outside the classroom.

We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaskans have few illusions about the oil industry. Many of us have seen, up close and personal, the operations of the North Slope oil fields and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. We can testify to the gains made through years of continuing refinements in drilling and processing technologies, resulting in smaller well pads and overall consolidation of industry's "footprint" in the wild, often inhospitable, tundra.

Don't tolerate bullying
Kudos to Bill Thompson for his column (Empire, March 29), "School prevention plans are a bully idea."

Strong vote in Senate
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Senate's 59-to-41 vote in favor of campaign finance reform this week brought an impressive two weeks of debate to a remarkable close. The two weeks were a reminder of what the Senate can accomplish when the members choose - and are allowed by the leadership - to legislate rather than posture. Such events have become the exception in recent years.

What is a hate crime, anyway?
When I first heard about the paintball attacks that took place on Jan. 14 against Alaska Natives in An

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Prescription fairness
We are writing to alert the community to an important proposal in the Alaska Legislature. SB 15, the Prescription Fairness Act, would require health insurance plans that cover prescription preventive drugs to cover prescription contraceptives.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer keys Duke's inside game to win NCAA title
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the most prolific long-range shooting team in NCAA history was misfiring, 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer came to the rescue.

Rhapsody in Blue
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Krzyzewski didn't want to let go of Shane Battier. He hugged him for what seemed to be an eternity, a farewell embrace for his national player of the year and team leader.

Rhapsody in Blue
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Krzyzewski didn't want to let go of Shane Battier. He hugged him for what seemed to be an eternity, a farewell embrace for his national player of the year and team leader.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer keys Duke's inside game to win NCAA title
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the most prolific long-range shooting team in NCAA history was misfiring, 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer came to the rescue.

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